various exchanges; index-related licensing fees, which are either fixed or variable annual and per-issue fees for over-the-counter derivatives and retail-structured products; and data and customized index subscription fees, which support index fund management, portfolio analytics, and research. C&C This segment consists of business-to-business companies specializing in the commodities and commercial markets that deliver their customers access to information, data, analytic services and pricing benchmarks. This segment includes various brands, such as Platts that provides essential price data, analytics, and industry insight that enable commodities markets to perform with transparency and efficiency; and J.D. Power that provides consumer intelligence to help businesses measure, understand, and improve the key performance metrics that drive growth and profitability. The company’s commodities business serves producers, traders, intermediaries within energy, metals, and agriculture markets. The company’s commercial business serves professionals and executives within automotive and marketing/research services markets. Acquisitions During 2014, the company continued to execute its strategy of exiting non-core assets while investing for growth in markets that have size and scale: C&C: The company acquired Eclipse Energy Group AS, which complements its North American natural gas capabilities, which it obtained from its Bentek Energy LLC acquisition in 2011. S&P Ratings: The company acquired BRC Investor Services S.A., a Colombia-based ratings firm providing risk classifications of banks, financial services providers, insurance companies, corporate bonds, and structured issues that would expand its presence in the Latin American credit markets. Dispositions In November 2014, the company completed the sale of McGraw Hill Construction, which has historically been part of its C&C segment, to Symphony Technology Group. In March 2013, the company completed the sale of McGraw-Hill Education LLC to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. In 2013, the company also completed certain dispositions of its non-core assets that allow the company to apply focus on its high-growth benchmark businesses: C&C: The company completed the sale of Aviation Week to Penton, a privately held business information company. S&P Capital IQ: The company completed the sale of Financial Communications, as well as the closure of various non-core businesses. Strategy The company is aligning its efforts against two major strategic priorities, such as creating growth and driving performance. History McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. was founded in 1888.
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